First name origins & meanings:
- Irish: Noted protector; rose; pink
- Latin: A flower
First name variations: Rosie, Rosey, Roz, Rozsi, Rosalie, Rosalee, Rosalia, Rosetta, Rosette, Rosina, Rosena, Rasia, Rois, Rosita, Rosebud, Rosabell, Rosly, Roslin, Rosamund, Rosmund, Rosemonde, Rozamund, Roanee, Roanna, Rosaleen, Rosellen, Roselle, Rosella, Rosemary, Rosemarie, Chara, Charo, Rose
Last name origins & meanings:
- Italian and Catalan: from rosa ‘rose’ (Latin
rosa), applied in part as a topographic name for someone who
lived where wild roses grew, in part as a habitational name for
someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a rose, and
in part as a nickname for someone with a pink, rosy complexion.
- Portuguese and Spanish: in most cases a short form of a
name such as (de la) Rosa (Spanish) or (da) Rosa
(Portuguese), or occasionally from the female personal name
- Polish and Czech: from the vocabulary word
rosa ‘dew’, ‘juice’, ‘sap’, applied as a nickname.